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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organise and control the fabrication and erection of formwork 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116685  Plan, organise and control the fabrication and erection of formwork 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Supervising the fabrication and erection of formwork, which are executed in a safe and cost effective manner.

These learning outcomes form part of the Elective learning in the "National Certificate in the Supervision of Construction Processes - NQF Level 4".

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Construction Supervisors. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • NQF Level 3 language literacy and NQF Level 3 Mathematical literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials: Timber and steel
  • Elevation: No height restriction.
  • Types: Staircases with landing, curved, sloped and e-walls, curved bases with kicker, incorporating waterbar, straight walls, columns and bases, load bearing formwork.
  • Structural Types: Buildings, bridges, towers, culvers, retaining walls
  • Structural elements: beams, columns, floors, walls 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and use formwork tools, materials and protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of formwork tools are identified and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formwork tools are used and maintained in accordance with Health and Safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of formwork materials are listed and their properties and application described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of protective equipment are listed and their purpose explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fabrication and erection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of formwork are identified by name. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of fittings are identified by name. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of formwork is identified and applied in specific tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different productivity targets for the fabrication and erection of formwork are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size and position under instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults relating to reinforcing and base are identified and reported to designated personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shuttering materials are identified and selected for the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shortages and damaged materials are reported to the designated personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Fabricate and erect formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The erected formwork is neat, true to line, plumb and complies to project specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The erected formwork is grout-loss tight and stayed to ensure firmness and stability during pouring of concrete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The erected formwork is checked after completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of good and poor workmanship is understood and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Quality control procedures are put in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Productivity targets and control procedures are put in place. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Strip formwork. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The formwork is stripped without risk of damage to structure, equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment required for the task is identified and selected and ready for use at work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are cleaned, oiled and stacked in accordance with housekeeping principles and under instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety requirements are adhered to. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the properties, use and maintenance of formwork tools, equipment, materials and protective equipment
  • Formwork fabrication, preparation, erecting and stripping techniques.
  • Knowledge of fittings related to formwork.
  • Fault identification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of transport, handling and storage of formwork components and tools related to steel formwork.
  • Knowledge of the properties, maintenance and care of formwork and its components
  • Productivity targets for the manufacturing and erection of formwork
  • Quality control procedures for the manufacturing and erection of formwork 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of formwork.
  • Faults relating to reinforcing and base are identified and reported to designated personnel.
  • Shortages and damaged materials are reported to the designated personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Strip formwork.
  • The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Strip formwork.
  • The formwork is stripped without risk of injury to self and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of formwork.
  • Scaffolding is checked to be adequate for the task in terms of size and position under instruction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of formwork.
  • Faults relating to reinforcing and base are identified and reported to designated personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate a knowledge of formwork;
    Prepare for the fabrication and erecting of formwork;
    Fabricate and erect formwork;
    Strip formwork.
  • Types of formwork tools are identified and their properties and application described. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems.

    Evident in the following specific outcome and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate a knowledge of formwork.
  • Health and safety requirements are adhered to;
  • The consequences of good and poor workmanship is understood and applied. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. Eastcape Training Centre 
    5. Hlumanathi Trading PTY LTD 
    6. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    7. IQHAYIYA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Legacy) 
    8. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    9. Kagano Consulting Services 
    10. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    11. MZANTSI TRUCK & BUS (Uitenhage) 
    12. NOLOSHA 
    13. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    14. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    15. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    16. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    17. Realeboga Training Provider 
    18. SEDA Construction Incubator Trust 
    19. Sinethemba Visiwe PTY LTD 
    20. Thabomeleng 
    21. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Ubucubu Home Industries 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.